Saturday, March 17, 2012

Obama Opposes NC Constitutional Ban on Gay Marriage

Yahoo News reports

President Barack Obama took a stand Friday against a proposed constitutional ban on same-sex marriage in North Carolina, a state he won in 2008 that remains crucial to his re-election hopes.

"While the president does not weigh in on every single ballot measure in every state, the record is clear that the president has long opposed divisive and discriminatory efforts to deny rights and benefits to same-sex couples," said Cameron French, the Obama campaign's North Carolina spokesman, in a statement. "That's what the North Carolina ballot initiative would do — it would single out and discriminate against committed gay and lesbian couples — and that's why the president does not support it."
This is an interesting issue in that it clearly separates the Democrats from the Republicans. Obama's stance on this is another thing which puts him ahead of his competitors.

What's your opinion? Please leave a comment.

1 comment:

  1. His stance? His wobbling on crutches, you mean. Don't Ask, Don't Tell is gone, but how much did the lawsuit against it force that to happen? What has Obama done to support marriage equality? His statement here is a rare act. Of course, it may lose him North Carolina.